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WHNS reported that victim Kayla Michelle Finley went to the Pickens County Jail in the northwestern tip of the state Thursday to report an unspecified crime, but instead got charged with one herself after they ran her name through their database and realized she had a warrant for not returning a VHS 9 years ago.
It's messed up that the rental place initially reported a lost tape as a crime. I could understand if it was like 50 tapes but one single tape?
It's messed up that the cops are sitting on 9 year old warrants. If you arent going to do your job and serve said warrant why bother getting it in the first place or why not purge it after X number of years?
Great examples of two pandemic issues. One is a private company or individual looking to the police to solve their petty issues and the other is PD that isnt doing its job and/or backlogging crazy dead weight making their office very inefficient.
I would think there would be some kind of Statute of Limitations on this type of misdemeanor.
Only people who'll survive this transformation will be the people most like robots. This is good because they'll be able to work with the AI robots better. This will allow "human" civilization to better exploit the benefits of AI robotics.
In the future there'll be a lot more rules how you have to live and where and so on. Many of the freedoms we think we enjoy today will be taken away for our own safety. Our children will be much more "beautiful" and "intelligent".
The people in the future will view us as primitive and ignorant. I do believe they'll celebrate some people and customs, but only those things which make sense to them. The rest they'll bury, ignore or scorn. Much like us.edit on 18-2-2014 by jonnywhite because: (no reason given)
That is not exactly true. For the most part they pay a bit less than the typical consumer on most titles. Yes there is a tier of releases that are "rental" priced but that model has diminished to almost nonexistence. But yes she cost them future rentals she should have to pay for the tape and the matter dropped. Normally once late rentals exceed the cost of the tape or DVD a new copy is purchased and put on the shelves.
To be fair it's not a $5 video rental. She kept the tape. The rental stores pay a lot more for the tapes than individuals do for home use and if it was popular at the time, they also lost the future rental fee's.